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Monday, September 17th, 2007 at
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I remember the good old days when the pathetic Biased BBC blog struggled for oxygen and the best they could hope for was some attention from Michelle Malkin, Instapundit and similar sources of right-wing ‘balance’ in the U.S.
Sadly, those days are gone.
Now there’s a whole range of right-wing websites here in the UK, and though they owe their success to carefully massaged traffic figures, the ongoing use of sock-puppetry and outright fraud, they do have a profile that now allows the Biased BBC weblog to enjoy some local attention:
Biased BBC – It looks like we’ve had a result: The Children’s BBC Newsround 9/11 Guide Why did they do it? page, the one that we’ve been complaining about recently, was changed at 2pm yesterday… Thank you to all of you who took the time to complain to the BBC enough to get their attention and have them reconsider and revise these pages. Thank you also to Guido Fawkes, Iain Dale, Conservative Home, Damian Thompson of The Telegraph and all the other bloggers who linked in support of this effort – it is very much appreciated.
Note the headliners there; the three self-declared rulers of The Interwebs.
Iain Dale’s weblog has been home to the most appalling bias… mostly undeclared. The same can be said of Paul Staines’ grubby ‘gossip’ site. Often, the only defence they provide for this is that this particular brand of bias isn’t costing us anything.
Personally, I beg to differ, but let’s get to the meat of this claim that
the BBC is corrupting children the BBC isn’t spoon-feeding right-wing fantasies of Good Vs Evil to children:
The Whiskey Priest – Pissing on their Biased BBC Parade: Now, at first glance, it seems like the Biased BBC crowd are right – this page could be read as laying the blame squarely at America’s door. EXCEPT for one small problem, and the problem happens to be the findings of the non-partisan and distinctly pro-American 9/11 Commission…
You can see Sunny in a futile attempt to draw a sensible response out of the monkey here, when what he really should be shooting for is a hissy dismissal from the organ-grinder, because that’s the best he can expect.
People like Iain Dale and Paul Staines will simply turn their backs on any awkward facts or developments; if you pay attention, on both websites, you can see an ongoing campaign of deception by omission or evasion… and now they want to infect the BBC with it.
As Iain Dale himself might say, they can piss off; they really are first class pricks.